Biography & Education

Biography

Coming from a family filled with medical experts, becoming a physician was an easy choice for Dr. Jeff Pavelka. "I was attracted to the science, as well as the humanistic principles of medicine," says Dr. Pavelka. "I try to focus on the individual person rather than the specific condition."

Dr. Pavelka believes his most important role as a medical provider is to instill wellness and prevention into his patients' lives. "Being able to educate my patients about how to get and stay healthy is as important as diagnosing and treating illness," he says.

After earning his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pavelka completed his internship at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center. He then went on to complete a family medicine residency at Nova Southeastern University in Wellington, Fla. Dr. Pavelka is board certified in family medicine. 

Dr. Pavelka was born and raised in Indianapolis. In his free time, he enjoys running, cycling and spending time with his dogs. 

Areas of expertise

Family medicine, diabetes

Education

Medical degree: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago
Internship: Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center
Residency, Family Medicine: Nova Southeastern University, Wellington, Fla.

Dr. Pavelka is board certified in family medicine. 

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

16180 SE Sunnyside Road, Suite 102
Happy Valley, OR 97015
Fax 503-582-4999

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • General practice

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.3 out of 5 (121 Ratings, 37 Comments)

80

02/25/2016
Dr. Pavelka strikes a good balance between efficiency and personal attention, moving quickly overall while also taking time to listen to my questions and concerns before making recommendations.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/23/2016
Dr. Palveka(sp) is a wonderful doctor. He listened to me, remembered me from a visit from a year ago.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

02/02/2016
I'd like more teaching about my condition
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100

01/26/2016
My wife and I moved to Vancouver 7 months ago. I feel comfortable with Dr. Pavelka and his staff and that's why I continue to see him despite the move.
Providence Health & Services Patient
10

01/24/2016
5 minute appointment. No exam. Just entered info on the computer. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

01/17/2016
I would rate the Doctor higher,but the problem is with the system. Overbooking where appointments are 15 minutes long is not a way to have high quality care. The doctor has to rush to meet the needs of patient [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/24/2015
When I came in he was prepared, asked questions and then let me ask questions.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/22/2015
When I arrived I was not in a good mood and the receptionist was very kind and patient with me. She did a good job of remaining professional despite my somewhat unreasonable request. I initially did not want to see a male doctor, however Dr. Pavelka was the only one available. I have to admit that Dr. Pavelka changed my opinion of male doctors. He did an outstanding job of listening to me, evaluating my issues and prescribing resolution.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

12/20/2015
I went in for Physical but had a very short visit and what I consider based on prior physical exams I had a very superficial examination. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

12/08/2015
I would expect more feedback as to why I feel so bad. What a specialist might be able to do for me. (Is it worth my while)
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/26/2015
I was establishing a new primary care physician. Dr. Pavelka and all office staff were very friendly and knowledgeable
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

11/03/2015
Dr. Pavelka has always been very responsive to any problems I have told him about and expedites other business for me, such as ordering prescriptions, referrals, etc., immediately.
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

10/28/2015
get result same day visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/25/2015
I have been very impressed with the care and quality of care and efficiency of Dr. Pavelka
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100

10/14/2015
the best!
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100

09/18/2015
Dr. Pavelka is great!!!! I would recommend him to everyone
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08/19/2015
very good care
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

08/04/2015
I would've liked more updates on my test results. For example, telling me when it arrived at the lab, when it has been returned back to the doctor, when the doctor is reviewing it, etc. This might not be the case with all patients but I wanted those updates and I had to call the office to get the results when they've been received and just sitting there waiting to get released to me. It was irritating.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/03/2015
answered all my questions and changed my blood pressure meds
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100

07/26/2015
I had a great experience, as per usual. Dr. Palveka is supportive, knowledgeable and personable. The rest of the staff i come in to contact is also amazing. Great team!
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

07/21/2015
Listened, was not judgmental, example -- helped link how emotional health was contributing to real physical issues in a way that was helpful and not judgemental or dismissive of those physical issues
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07/15/2015
I asked the doctor for help with diet and exercise plans. I don't know much about either of those. He told me that I [...] should know this already, then told me to look it up online. He did give me a number to call for a psychologist, which was helpful and I appreciate.
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07/12/2015
It was a great visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

07/08/2015
Was given a Referral called them 2 times to set up appointment they told me that my doctor has not called it in yet. so called the doctors office 2 times to get this taken care of and have not heard back from them on any of my calls .
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/08/2015
[...] i think he is great
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

06/03/2015
I am happy with my care provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/27/2015
I was a [...] patient for many years & was worried about switching to Providence but am so glad I did! All of the staff is nice, they recognize you when you come in, &, 9 out of 10 times I can see my primary the same or next day. He's come to know my medical history & is always willing to help me with whatever is needed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/25/2015
Met my Dr for the first time, he was knowledgeable, and patient, and awnsered all my questions thoroughly.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

05/25/2015
new provider for me, no complaints
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

05/13/2015
THIS DOCTOR UNDERSTANDS PHISICAL PAIN VERY WELL AS THIS IS THE MOST PRESSING ISSUE I HAVE, MY GENERAL HEALTH IS GOOD AND OF COURSE HE UNDERSTANDS THAT AS WELL , HAS GOOD COMMUNICATION SDKILLS
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

05/06/2015
I was at Providence Gateway for many years, I just changed to Happy Valley and have found it quite satisfactory. They seem to be very organized, and Dr. Pavelka seems to be relaxed and interested in my concerns. I have gone to Urgent Care there also, and have had same good experience.
Providence Health & Services Patient
30

05/03/2015
had an X-ray done. got my results in "my chart" didn't understand X-ray result, called to get dr to explain it to me but wouldn't call back, finally nurse said my regular dr would discuss it with me at my next appt which was 2 1/2 weeks away. very upset
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04/29/2015
Both the Provider and Nurse took time to listen...felt very patient friendly. Made my next steps and referrals easy to understand.
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50

04/28/2015
This was my first initial visit. I liked the fact that I can drop in for Lab work when is convenient for me. I still have to do this. I did use the online service asking a couple of questions and there was a delay in getting responses from the stated 3 business days.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/10/2015
Everyone was so very nice and cheerful.
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80

04/08/2015
Felt a little rushed.
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90

04/07/2015
With in few hours of leaving my appointment the physical therapist called to schedule an appointment. very impressed.
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